Bulletin Volume 19-31

Bulletin Volume 19-31

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...five is all that is necessary, while others say the best results are obtained from planting half and half. We believe the latter proportion will prove the more satisfactory. VARIETY TEST FOR 1894. The soil on which our plants were grown is a heavy, adhesive, bottom land, hard to cultivate, unless taken just at the right time. Plants received good attention during the summer of 1893, and most of them made a good growth. They were irrigated last on October 20th, and mulched with old wheat straw on October 27th the covering was allowed to remain on until April 21st, at which time plant growth had commenced; cultivation was then given, after which water was applied as often as required. The accompanying table gives the date of blooming and date of first ripe fruit of each variety: Date of Date of First Sex. First Bloom. Ripe Fruit. Atlantic.--A late variety, not proving very vigorous here. Plants of medium size, leaf stalks long and only fairly strong, leaflets long ovate, light green, trusses long, berry of medium size, regularly conical, colors evenly, firm and of fair flavor. The variety cannot be recommended for general culture, as there are others so much better. Belle of LaOrosse.--Plants vigorous, leaf stalks long and strong, leaflets of medium size, broad ovate, trusses of medium length and strong. A late variety, productive, berry of medium size and regularly sub-conical, color a light scarlet, of fair quality for home use, but too soft for market. Bomba.--A variety closely resembling Wilson, both in habit of plant and appearance of fruit. Leaf stalks strong and of medium length, leaflets large, broad ovate, trusses short and stout, blossoms large, stameus well developed. A second early berry of good color and very firm, but is not...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869826
  • 9781236869821